How to Activate windows which is showing in bottom right corner?

Mohit Singla 0 Reputation points

Hey there! I'm Mohit Singla, a skilled software engineer at Lets Rentz Every time I open my PC i see Activate Windows does anyone know how to fix this issue?

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  1. Harpreet Singh Matharoo 7,481 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Mohit Singla ,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft QnA platform. Since you are getting Activate Windows Watermark on bottom right corner of your screen it means the Windows Installed did not activate during installation. In such cases you would need a valid product key or valid digital license associated with hardware for Windows 10 or Windows 11.

    To activate Windows 11 using a product key, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Windows Activation menu by going to Settings > System > Activation.
    2. In the Activation state section, select Change in the “Change product key” row.
    3. Enter your 25-character product key in the dialog box and select Enter.
    4. Finally, click Activate. If your product key is valid, Microsoft will activate your Windows 11 device.

    Remember that a product key is a unique code used to activate Windows. If you don’t have a product key, you can also activate Windows using a digital license, which is associated with your hardware and linked to your Microsoft account. Once your PC is connected to the internet and you log in to your Microsoft account, it should activate automatically.

    I hope this helps you resolve this issue. Please "Accept the answer" if the information helped you. This will help us and others in the community as well.

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  2. Hania Lian 7,711 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    To activate Windows, you can follow these steps:

    1. Click on the Start menu and select Settings.
    2. Click on Update & Security.
    3. Click on Activation.
    4. Click on the "Activate" button.

    If you have a valid product key, you can enter it here to activate Windows. If you don't have a product key, you need to purchase one from the Microsoft Store or from a licensed retailer. Once you have entered the product key, Windows will be activated.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian

    If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

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